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Kat Wyeth

Principal Psychologist (B.A Psych, Hons)

 

Hi there, I am Kat.

I am the Principal Psychologist + co-founder of the Psych Collaborative and I am so, SO passionate about my work.

My aim as a psychologist is to ensure you feel completely comfortable in taking the first step to seeking support. I have been told I have a gentle, nurturing, safe and compassionate approach.

Maybe you’re at a crossroads in your relationship, perhaps you are struggling with your mental health or  maybe you just need a safe space to chat to someone who is completely objective. Therapy can seem somewhat clinical, so it is my priority to ensure you feel safe by providing a warm, confidential and judgement-free space for you. I also believe in the power of humour in sessions, you may get used to my lame jokes!

I often work in a cognitive-behavioural and trauma informed framework to fully understand how your story and lived experience has created your sense of self including your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. By understanding your story and the root cause of your concerns, I can work with you to create change by providing practical strategies to care for your mental health.  I also strongly advocate for a holistic approach to mental health, such as recognising the importance of all areas of your life (relationships, work life balance, sleep, diet, exercise, spirituality), as well as utilising mindfulness as a tool to support therapy.

I work with clients of different ages, across different cultures and sexual orientations.

What I can help with:

  • How to care for and manage your anxiety by providing practical strategies to reduce symptom severity
  • How to calm + regulate your nervous system
  • How to break through patterns of people pleasing, perfectionism + imposter syndrome
  • How to improve your relationship with self through understanding and self-compassion
  • How to reconnect back with your true self
  • How to improve your self-worth
  • How to break through disordered eating patterns, including food restriction + binge eating
  • How to manage tricky relationships

Areas of experience:

  • Anxiety + anxiety disorders  (Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Adult ADHD
  • Bereavement/ Grief + Loss
  • Burnout/ Stress
  • Body and self-esteem (Self-confidence, body -esteem and self-esteem)
  • Childhood trauma
  • Disordered eating
  • Family concerns/ family conflict
  • Goal setting
  • Mood disorders (Major Depression Disorder, Dsythmia)
  • Perfectionism/ People Pleasing/ Imposter Syndrome
  • Perinatal support
  • Relationship support (friendships, romantic partners, family support)

If you’re looking for support for any of the above concerns or perhaps you just need a listening ear, then I would love to support you in this step. I know that seeing a Psychologist can be really daunting and can sometimes seem very clinical. I promise you won’t be laying on any couches in my sessions (unless you want to!)

  • I spend the time getting to know you, understanding your passions, your strengths, what drives you, your goals and exploring things you would like to change.
  •  I take therapy at your pace, however slowly or quickly you would like to go.
  • I believe that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked to both our biological make-up and environmental frameworks and work to explore these with you, so I get a vibrant picture of how you came to be uniquely you!
  • I believe at looking at the ‘whole picture’ to gain an accurate assessment and counselling plan, this may include things such as; your history including your childhood, lived experience of trauma, your relations with those around you, your motivations, your physical and spiritual health and your current situation.

What about when I’m not with clients?

There’s nothing I love more than a Sunday morning oat milk latte and stroll along the beach, sounds so cliché (I know), but that is one of my favourite kind of therapy.

I also love bushwalks, surfing, nature, 70’s music, choc-chip cookies, yoga and of course, Netflix and Thai to recharge the batteries.

I live on the beautiful South Coast of Sydney with my husband Josh and my adopted koala, Allen.

Modalities/ approach

Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness based Cognitive Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,  Attachment Theory, Strengths Based Therapy (Humanistic Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Therapy, Biopsychosocial Therapy, Behaviour Analysis, Family Systems Therapy.

Professional Associations

I am registered under the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).

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Aimee Hudson

Principal Clinical Psychotherapist (B. A Psych, MPsychother & Couns)

Hello! I’m Aimee and I’m the Principal Psychotherapist & Co-founder of The Psych Collaborative.

I have a passion and commitment in assisting you understand how you came to be “you”!

My aim as a therapist is to build a safe and secure space for healing and positive change. I’m often referred to for my gentle, caring and compassionate helping style and I have had the privilege of working with clients from all walks of life with concerns such as; navigating relationships (family, friends, intimate, work), Attachment wounds, anxiety, Complex Developmental Trauma, eating concerns, depression, dissociation, addictions, loss + grief, life transitions and decisions making, work stress/ burn out, self-esteem, perfectionism, people-pleasing, identity and belonging and general sense of  life dissatisfaction.

Psychotherapy works at a deeper level to uncover unconscious patterns that impact your sense of self, to develop more authentic and fulfilling ways of being in the world.  Essentially, we get to the root of the root! I help you make sense of how past experiences of Trauma may be keeping you stuck. Empowering you with insights about self and arming you with the requisite skills, is what fills me with passion working along side people.

Attachment Theory is my bread and butter! Throughout my experience I have found there is an underlying sense of disconnection at the root of most suffering. Going back to the beginning of where connection started is one of the most healing agents to come into our true vitality. Think of your attachment style as your unconscious internal map that determines how you relate to self and others. If you are looking to address anxiety, avoidance, dependance, unhealthy relationship patterns and experience deeper more fulfilling connections with self and others, attachment-based therapy may be for you.

I also integrate Neuroscience and Somatic Practices to address the intersection of our nervous system in caring for trauma and attachment injuries. Expanding your nervous systems capacity for self-compassion, healing and the ability to create new neural pathways in your brain. This allows more capacity to move through emotions, thoughts and feelings. Body attunement is a crucial component in making sense of how past and present experiences manifest, which allows us to expand our capacity to cope, as we experience an internal sense of safety.

You may come as a couple: constantly in conflict, perhaps there are  intimacy concerns or a painful betrayal. We explore attachment patterns from past experiences that might be causing relational dysfunction. You may simply need a safe, accepting and encouraging space to openly share. We work to peel back the layers and restore safety to ultimately find direction and balance.

As your trusty therapist, I walk through this process at your pace, in our confidential judgment-free online space. I work with adults, couples, families, BIPOC individuals, individuals in the LGBTQIA community. My work prioritises safety, collaboration, empowerment and choice in areas including:

  • Trauma – PTSD, developmental and complex trauma
  • Attachment (co-dependency, love addiction and trauma bonding)
  • Anxiety (Panic, Worry, Stress, Anxiety Disorders)
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationships (romantic, friends, family, work, community)
  • Couples counselling
  • Dissociation
  • Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
  • Body Image
  • Grieving and Loss
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
  • Identity and Belonging
  • Life Transitions and Decision Making
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Family of Origin Issues + Family Conflict
  • Sexual Assault and Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Parenting – high risk pregnancy, birth, separation, new child, joined families
  • People Pleasing/Perfectionism/Imposter Syndrome
  • Burnout
  • Grief/loss/bereavement (divorce, death, loss of employment, complicated loss of childhood, miscarriage, infertility)

Above all, I work to support you with developing more authentic and connected ways of being in the world:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Trauma-informed therapy – our feelings, motives, behaviours, and decisions are powerfully influenced by our past experiences. Stressful events we experience may result in psychological wounds. Creating safety to access unresolved residue from past experiences in your life + process these experiences with the nurturance needed. Healing focuses on empowerment and connection for corrective experiences of unmet needs.
  • Attachment theory: deep understanding of how major figures in your life impact how you relate to others + how you invite others to relate to you. Essentially our attachment styles are like internal blueprints or maps woven into us. These working models are the basis of our coping capacities. We work towards developing a secure attachment for healthier + happier relationships with self and others.
  • Understanding you as a whole person: observing how all of the different parts of an individual work together – you are not broken. You are a whole person.
  •  Neuroscience: Expanding your nervous systems capacity for self-compassion, healing and the ability to create new neural pathways in your brain. This allows more capacity to move through emotions, thoughts, feelings and help us change unhelpful responses and behaviours.
  • I integrate mindfulness and bodywork which helps to regulate trauma responses stuck in our nervous system. Our nervous system keeps the narrative of trauma re-playing in our body and our systems become shaped and orientated to the world in this way. Learning how to regulate hyperarouased or dissociated/ shut down states is a crucial part of trauma resolution.

What about when I’m not with clients?

I LOVE yoga, weekends at the beach and walks with my beautiful dog Mowgli!

Modalities/ approach

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Analytically Oriented Psychotherapy, Relational Psychotherapy, Rogerian Client-Centred Counselling, Systems Theory Whole-Person Focused, Attachment Theory, Schema therapy, Couples Counselling,  Mindfulness and Relaxation,  Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Professional Associations

I am a clinical member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). PACFA has rigorous membership and professional development requirements.